FM Technical Profile: WJHO


Station Name:
Revocation Radio
Frequency:
89.7
Format:
Christian Rock/Urban CHR
Transmitter Location:
[map] West of Millerville on AL-148, just west of Brian Road.
Power (ERP):
21 kW vertical only
Antenna:
Directional
Antenna HAAT:
482 feet
Other Information:
60 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.
More Information:
[FCC]
[RECnet]
[Radio-Locator]
[Facebook] For Revocation Radio network
[Wikipedia]
Owner:
TBTA Ministries
History:
WJHO signed on in September 2008.  The format was southern gospel music, provided by SRN's Solid Gospel satellite feed.  The station received a permit to increase power from a new tower site well north of Alex City in 2009 and modification to that permit for less power from a greater height in September 2011.  In the spring of 2012 they received a third modification to increase power from 5,500 watts to 10,500 watts vertical and put that facility on air right before summer.  In September 2012 the format flipped from gospel to contemporary Christian music with the Salem CCM satellite format, as "Praise 89.7".  The owners cited a lack of listenership support for the change.  In June 2013 the station received a permit to effectively double power while reducing height by about 10 feet.  It also includes a different directional antenna pattern, which should allow for improved coverage around Sylacauga and Childersburg.  That facility went into use in early April of 2014.
 
A format change occurred in April 2014, with the station flipping to a more upbeat Contemporary CHR/Urban Christian format by Take Back The Airwaves Ministries, known as "Revocation Radio".  TBTA acquired the license for the station in May, 2016.